• Community Questions

  • Should I wait to publish blogposts after I've registered my site with Google?

    Joy Riley: "I officially posted/promoted my first post a few days ago, though I've been working on and rolling out pages on my site for about a month. I'll be increasing the frequency of posts over the next few weeks. I was thinking of waiting until the end of Feb. to look into registering with Google. That way, I'll have some time to improve the SEO happy face/sad face. Is waiting that long a good idea? Should I do it sooner? Wait longer? The biggest reason to register to to help with ratings so I'll come up in searches, correct?"

    Nexus Themes: You should post as soon it is finished. From an SEO-perspective you should want your content to be indexed as soon as possible.

    As far as registering your site. Google will find your site, whether you register it or not. That means that registering a site doesn't have a noticeable effect on indexing and ranking.

    Has any web designer created his own WordPress server?

    Robert Howard: "Out of curiosity, has any Web Designer on this forum created his/her WP server? In that having your own WP server that you can offer to your clients and overcome the price hike of any Web hosting joints out there. Most WP host, have increased their hosting monthly fee, yet they have placed a limit to the number of WP install on a given account. At this stage, I am halfway into installing a Digital Ocean WP server but am moving away from cPanel as our backend. Trying Vesta instead. Any comment would be welcome..."

    Nexus Themes: We started out as theme providers and have built our own server with AWS with custom software to create WordPress installations, activate themes and offer hosting bundles.

    We run thousands of sites on multiple servers and really needed to grow into being a professonal hosting provider. I would never ever advise anybody to run their own server if you don't at least have a couple of dozen sites running. I find the responsibility of being a hosting provider pretty hefty. As is its complexity.

    For example: we've had to deal with multiple DDOS attacks which took down an entire server. And there isn't a WordPress plugin to make a backup of an AWS server as far as I know. That was something that we had to learn. The lesson I learned was that "being a hosting provider" is more about security, backups, provisioning, automation and streamlining of services than it is about your ability to get a WordPress installation running somewhere.

    Will Google still detect my domain if I lost all of my blog content?

    Thomas Simons: "Hello guys, please need an advice, at this point, I do not know where to start.

    1. I lost all my blog contents

    2. The permanent 301 redirect set up on google webster was reverse.

    70% of my blog traffic was from google search...
    At this point will google still detect my domain?"

    Nexus Themes: If your site content is gone it means the pages will get de-indexed as time goes by. It'll mean you'll lose your rankings and traffic within weeks (talking from experience here). That means the sooner the URL's and their content are up again the less damage you'll receive.

    If there's really no chance you'll get the content back, the only ways I can think of and have used myself in the past is the Wayback Machine (https://archive.org/web/) and manually copy and pasting the content. You could possible check what's indexed by Google by using the search engine and clicking the small grey triangle at the right of the URL in the SERP and clicking "cached".

    Which theme provider is better: Divi or Genesis?

    Gerald Frazier: "I am in the process of chosing between Divi and Genesis.

    Any latest article that thoroughly explains the pros and cons will be helpful in deciding. Being a beginner after sales support, security, easy to edit will be big factors.

    At the moment I am working on a small woocommerce store site. Currently have just started using oceanWP free theme. Moving forward I ll be making a few ecomm sites and "not-too-technical" websites for clients."

    Nexus Themes: Divi is not a simple tool if you compare it to other builders (Elementor, Beaver Builder, Gutenberg). And comparing it to Genesis (https://winningwp.com/genesis-vs-divi-how-to-decide-which-to-choose/) is a bit apples and pears, since strictly speaking a Genesis' child theme is a child theme not a website builder.

    That being said I feel you'd be better of with Divi (or even OceanWP and Elementor), since I feel you'll be better of using a website builder for your requirements instead of the rather "old" world of child themes and hand coding.

    Does optimizing your database help with SEO?

    Alene Mitchell: "My question is I think my site is a mess as far as "junk" in the back end, etc. Would it be better to just delete that site completely and do another new one? I believe that certain themes and what you add to them can really mess a site up. I want a new one that clean and simple. I think it would help with SEO in a major way. Any advice and tips?"

    Nexus Themes: Web designers should not be responsible for hosting and hosting renewals, unless specifically stipulated. Unless stated otherwise I see no reason why you're responsible for paying for hosting which is about to expire.

    What I have seen is that not the end client but the web designer bought the hosting package and / or domain and the client cannot even pay for it because it's not their account. But even if that's the case it still does not mean you're responsible for it.

    You might "feel" otherwise because you know what's what. But that's something else.